Judges Assigned

Hon. Gerald J. Council
Hon. Gerald J. Council
Presiding Judge

Hon. Robert C. Billmeier
Hon. Robert C. Billmeier

Hon. Pedro J. Jimenez Jr.
Hon. Pedro J. Jimenez Jr.

Hon. Timothy P. Lydon
Hon. Timothy P. Lydon

Hon. Darlene J. Pereksta
Hon. Darlene J. Pereksta

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Mercer Criminal Division

Criminal Case Management Office

Alfred Federico
Criminal Division Manager

Mercer County Courthouse
400 South Warren St. – At the intersection of Warren and Market Streets, Trenton, NJ 08650-0068


Persons charged with an indictable-level offense, in Mercer County, may contact this Division regarding any matter listed under Services. Contact may be made by phone at 609-571-4074, or in person.

Contact Person Phone Number Title/Service
Janet VanFossen 609-571-4102 Assistant Division
Michael Stellwag 609-571-4168 Team Leader for Judge Pereksta
Karl Goldenbaum 609-571-4025 Team Leader
Ivonne Garcia 609-571-4013 Team Leader for Judge Council
Charles Greene 609-571-4173 Drug Court Coordinator
Barbara Foy 609-571-4091 Bail Coordinator
Karen Bare 609-571-4048 Records
Richard Novatkoski 609-571-4635 Drug Court Tasc Evaluator  
Deborah Rodriguez 609-571-4118 Team Leader for Judge Jimenez
Michael Stellwag 609-571-4168 Team Leader for Judge Billmeier


  • Bail (Posting)
  • Supervised Bail (R.O.R)
  • Indigency Determination (Public Defender Eligibility)
  • Pre-Trial Intervention (Diversion)
  • Pre-Indictment Case Conferencing (Early Settlement Program)
  • Court Ordered Investigations
  • Records/Filings - Motions, Expungements, Appeals, Miscellaneous
  • Scheduling
  • Data Processing (Promis/Gavel)
  • Drug Court Applications
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